Definition of "continuance"
  1. A delay or deferral of a court hearing, trial, or other legal proceeding which can be requested by either involved party or initiated by the judge
How to use "continuance" in a sentence
  1. The court granted the defense a continuance to allow more time for evidence collection.
  2. Due to unpredicted circumstances, the plaintiff requested a continuance of the trial.
  3. The judge decided to issue a continuance in light of new information.

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